Fodor's Expert Review Marilena

$ Elounda Greek

The choice among the many restaurants that cling to the harbor, this is an Elounda classic, having offered traditional Greek food for 40 years. The large rear garden decked with grapevines and the seafront-facing tables are charming places to sample the house mezedes, many with a Cypriot origin, or try some of the excellent grill dishes. Fish soup is rich and unctuous, sole comes with prawn and lemon butter, and Shieftalia, Cyprus-style skinless sausages are a revelation. This is casual Greek dining at its best—uncomplicated, honest, and unforced.

Greek Casual Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Harborside, main square
Elounda, Crete  72053, Greece


Known For:
  • Long-serving unflustered staff
  • Dramatic table-side flambé dishes
  • Cypriot twists on Greek classics
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Oct.–Mar.

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